The Convivial Codfish Author:Charlotte MacLeod Jeremy Kelling hadn't thought it would be like this. After years of toiling upward through the ranks, he's finally attained his goal: to preside as Exalted Chowderhead over the Annual Scrooge Day revels of the Comrades of the Convivial Codfish. Then, at the height of the ceremonies, Jeremy discovers to his horror that he's been robbed of his t... more »ime-hallowed--and extremely valuable--emblem of office. The great chain of the Convivial Cod is gone!
Stunned by this catastrophe, Jeremy sends out a distress call to this new nephew-in-law, Max Bittersohn, nemesis of art thieves from Boston to Bangladesh. Max, who hadn't fully realized he was marrying the whole eccentric Kelling clan when he espoused the lovely Sarah, is inclined to take the Codfish with a grain of salt until Jeremy himself falls victim to What may or may not be a particularly vicious practical joke. From then on it's champagne, caviar, and cold-blooded mass mayhem in high society, until Max puts his own life on the line to poke a hole in the upper crust and pull out a killer who doesn't seem to care how many people's holidays he spoils.
This latest canto in the Kelling-Bittersohn saga takes the reader from Boston's Beacon Hill to the hitherto unexplored reaches of suburbia, traveling by car, bus, and train in a style to which one could easily become accustomed if only one's fellow passengers had less homicidial tendencies.« less